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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Acacia Historical Arts International, Inc., American, founded 1989  Search this
Medium:
metal and wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21 3/8 × 3 13/16 × 1 1/4 in. (54.3 × 9.7 × 3.1 cm)
Type:
knives (cutting tools)
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
19th century
Description:
A short-handled sugar cane cutter with metal blade and wood handle. The metal blade is flat and wide at the head, tapering slightly towards the hilt. There is a hook protruding from the widest portion of the head of the blade. There are four metal nails in the wood handle. There are fragments of wood missing from the butt of the handle, exposing parts of the nails.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
American South  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Sugarcane  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.108.20.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Agricultural
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd502d9cab2-2da7-41af-86ff-50f50522c01c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.108.20.3